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Recording: 2024-02-08 , HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Simone Aughterlony, Michael Günzburger


HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

“UPROAR” is an immersive performance which summons the highly relevant figure of the Chimera as an expressive embodiment, expanding the horizon of what it means to be plural. With numerous responsibilities, fantasies and realities all at once, antiquities Chimeric figure – part lion, part goat, part snake – celebrates the value and tethering of three or more.

Towards a body politic that embraces the un-rendering of determined entities, Aughterlony’s choreographic language inscribes contradictory and temporary fusions of contemporary chimeric figures. Visual art collaborator, Günzburger practices choreography as a spontaneous event designed by a set of conditions invited to the printing surface. Together with their collaborators they take pleasure in the erotics and recognition of distinct parts alongside the irrefutable combination of complex organisms. Though temporary, the extra-ordinary emergence of these singularities reveals transitory solutions in flux, acknowledging their interdependence as a flourishing act.

Sound propagation materials shaped into impressive architectural structures form an enclosure for the study and imagination of a creature to come. Attention to sound by Berlin duo LABOUR, strategizes an hallucinatory experience. Taken apart, the movement of these ‘wall figures’ transition from an enclosure to an expanded and flexible space. In this sense, a process of dismantling what was previously an enclosure gives permission for any number of spatial chimeric proposals or mirage-like sightings to take shape. The question of positionality and perspective is renegotiated as the performers navigate feelings of bewilderment and awe. “UPROAR” is the turmoil. The impossible is not opposed to the real, the impossible composes with the real and promises a trans*futurism of the wildly imaginative.


TFB Nr. 1852

Cast & Credits

Concept & direction: Simone Aughterlony, Michael Günzburger
Creation & performance: Bast Hippocrate, Pierre Piton, Adél Juhász
Performance (Berlin): Thomas Vantuycom, Pierre Piton, Adél Juhász
Musical composition: LABOUR – Farahnaz Hatam, Colin Hacklander
Architectural design: Nele Dechmann
Lighting design: Joseph Wegmann
Dramaturgical advice: Jorge Leòn, Saša Božic
Stage direction: Jan Olieslagers
Technical direction: Marie Prédour
Costume design: Marquet K. Lee
Production, administration: Umar Hallawi
Stage construction: SLS Illusion – Silas Meier
Photography: Simon Courchel
Egg development: Simon Callens
Translation: Brigitte Helbling
Production coordination: Marc Streit

Production: Imbricated Real
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Arsenic – Contemporary Performing Arts Center (Lausanne), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zürich)
Supported by: Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur, Swiss Arts Council – Prohelvetia, Gessnerallee, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Landis and Gyr Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent Zurich, Muzeum Susch, La Becque

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Simone Aughterlony / Trailers and Video Documentations

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